Gloria’s Perfect Cinnamon Rolls


PREP TIME 25 MINUTES COOK TIME 22 MINUTES ADDITIONAL TIME
1 HOUR 58 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME
2 HOURS 45 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS
ROLLS:
• 4 cups milk (see note)
• 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
• 1 3/4 tablespoons instant yeast (see note)
• 4 large eggs
• 11-13 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
FILLING:
• 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
• 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
FROSTING:
• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 teaspoons maple extract/flavoring
• Pinch of salt
• 2 pounds powdered sugar
• Cream or milk for consistency
INSTRUCTIONS
1. For the dough, heat the milk in a medium saucepan until the milk is scalded (which is basically heating it until right before it simmers – it will start steaming and little bubbles will form around the edge of the pan). Pour the milk into the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook (or you can do this by hand with a large bowl, wooden spoon and lots of elbow grease).
2. Add the butter, sugar and salt. Mix until the butter is melted and let the mixture cool until warm but not hot.
3. Add the yeast and eggs and mix until combined.
4. Gradually add the flour until the dough clears the sides of the bowl. The exact amount will depend on the temperature, humidity and how you measure flour. I usually end up adding just under 13 cups of flour.
The dough should be soft and just slightly sticky without leaving a lot of residue on your fingers. Let it
knead for 2-3 minutes.
5. Transfer the dough to a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled.
6. Divide the dough in half. Roll each portion of dough (it’s soft enough to be patted and stretched with your hands) into an 18-inch by 12-inch rectangle. Spread one stick of softened butter over each rectangle.
7. Stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half of it over each rectangle. Pat it in slightly with the palms of your hands. Starting with one long end, roll up the cinnamon rolls as tightly as possible, pinching the seam lightly to seal.
8. Working with one long log of cinnamon roll at a time, using a serrated knife, cut it in half. Then cut each half in half again (forming four equal portions). Cut each of the four portions into three rolls – twelve cinnamon rolls total. Repeat this with the other roll – you’ll have 24 cinnamon rolls total.
9. Place the rolls evenly spaced on a parchment-lined large, rimmed baking sheet about 11X17-inches (or 12X18-inches). I space the rolls 3 across, 4 down. If the ends have come free, carefully tuck them under the cinnamon roll.
10. Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap and let the rolls rise until double. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
11. Bake the rolls for about 18-22 minutes until only very slightly golden on top. Let the rolls cool almost completely in the pan before frosting.
12. For the frosting, in a large bowl, whip together the cream cheese and butter. Add the vanilla, maple and salt and mix until combined.
13. Gradually add the powdered sugar (if you add it all at once, be prepared for a huge snowstorm in your kitchen) and mix until thick and creamy. Add cream or milk a tablespoon at a time until the frosting is smooth and spreadable to your liking.
14. Spread the cinnamon rolls with frosting.
15. To freeze, once the cinnamon rolls are completely cooled, use a spatula to carefully transfer a single
cinnamon roll to a quart-sized ziploc bag. Seal the bag with as little air inside as possible and freeze for up to a month. To reheat, remove the roll from the bag (it’s easier than it seems – it will pop right out!) and warm on a plate in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
NOTES
These rolls turn out far superior if you use whole milk but you can make them with 2%.
Also, if you don’t have instant yeast and want to use active dry, up the amount to 2 1/2 tablespoons and dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup water with a pinch of sugar. If doing this, you’ll need to add a bit more flour than if following the recipe using instant yeast.

Banana Banana Bread

Recipe source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-banana-bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Carolyn’s Orange Rolls

Carolyn’s Orange Rolls

  • 3 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 cup butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 2 egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 14 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange zest

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Combine the diced butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the hot milk, and mix to dissolve the butter. Let stand until lukewarm.
  2. Mix the yeast, eggs, and flour into the milk mixture to form a sticky dough. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator 2 to 2 1/2 hours before baking. Divide the dough into halves. Roll each half out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
  4. Mix the softened butter, one cup sugar, and orange peel in a bowl. Spread over the dough. Roll up the dough along the long edge. Cut the rolls into one inch slices with dental floss. Place in greased muffin cups. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F (205 degree C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Icing for Rolls:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Lion House Dinner Rolls and Honey Butter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes 1 to 1 1/2 Dozen Rolls

Ingredients:

2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees F)
2/3 cup non-fat dry milk (instant or non-instant)
2 Tablespoons dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup butter, shortening or margarine (butter is best for flavor)
1 egg
5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, or bread flour
oil for bowl

In bowl of stand mixer with flat attachment combine water and milk powder; stir until milk dissolves. Add yeast, then sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on low speed until ingredients are wet, then for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add 2 more cups of flour; mix on low speed until incorporated, then for 2 minutes at medium speed. (Dough will be getting stiffer so switch to kneading attachment at this point). Work in the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is soft, not overly sticky, but workable and not stiff. (You probably won’t use all the flour).

Scrape the dough off the sides of the bowl and pour about a tablespoon of vegetable oil down the sides. Rotate the dough ball so that all sides are covered. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise until double in size (about 45 minutes). Flour a surface for rolling out the dough and turn the dough out. Roll and cut as desired and place in a greased pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rise again until double in size, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the rolls in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Brush tops with melted butter immediately when removed from the oven. Serve warm with honey butter.

NOTE: The Lion House cookbook suggests rolling the dough into a rectangle that is 8 inches by 12 inches then cutting that once down the middle the long way, then cutting that into two inch wide strips (to make 12 2 inch by 4 inch strips). Then just roll the strips up from their short end and place into the pan seam side down. It will look like you rolled individual cinnamon rolls and placed them in the pan on their sides.

LION HOUSE HONEY BUTTER

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup honey

Whip softened butter. Add vanilla and honey gradually. Beat for 20 minutes. Makes 1 cup.

30 Minute Rolls

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A dream written down with a DATE becomes a goal.  A goal broken down into STEPS becomes a plan.  A plan backed by ACTION makes your dreams come true.  –Greg S. Reid

30 Minute Rolls

 Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 eggs
  • 3½ cups flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine water, oil, yeast, and sugar. Allow mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. With a dough hook, mix in salt and eggs and 2 of the cups flour until combined. Add remaining flour ½ cup at a time.
  4. Shape dough into 12 balls and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Place rolls in a greased 9×13 pan or baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes until tops are golden brown. Makes 1 dozen.
Notes

For 3 dozen use the following measurements:

3 ½ cup warm water
1 cup oil
6 Tbsp yeast
¾ cup sugar or honey
1 ½ tsp Salt
3 eggs
10 ½ cups flour

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

I’d like to make these in my crockpot over Christmas.

These Cinnamon Rolls Are Crazy Good - With Homemade Dough You Don't Have To Wait For!!

SLOW COOKER CINNAMON ROLLS

Recipe source: 12 Tomatoes (on Facebook)

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

Dough: (or 1 batch 30-Minute Dough, optional)

  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Frosting:

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small glass, pour yeast into 1/2 cup warm water and stir together. Let sit 5-10 minutes, or until mixture is frothy.
  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture and remaining warm water, maple syrup and salt in a large bowl or mixer.
  3. Mix until a shaggy dough comes together, gradually adding more flour until dough is smooth.
  4. Let dough rest 10 minutes, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  5. For the filling: whisk together brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Roll dough out to a large rectangle of 1/8-inch thickness and trim off uneven edges.
  7. Brush melted butter over the dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the butter.
  8. Take the long side of the dough and tightly roll it away from yourself to create a long log.
  9. Pinch the seam firmly so the edges stay together, then cut off a small piece from both sides so the edges are even.
  10. Cut roll into 8-10 equal pieces, line your slow cooker with aluminum foil, and place cinnamon buns swirl side up in the foil.
  11. Layer up two layers of paper towels and place them over the slow cooker. Put the lid on and turn slow cooker on HIGH. Cook for 1 1/2-2 hours.Note: begin checking rolls at 90 minutes to see if they’re still doughy or not.
  12. For the frosting: in a large bowl or mixer, cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract until creamy.
  13. Alternate between adding powdered sugar and heavy cream until desired sweetness and consistency is reached.
  14. Extract aluminum foil from slow cooker and transfer cinnamon rolls to serving platter. Drizzle frosting over the top and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Creme de la Crumb

Lion House Dinner Rolls

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by  | Sep. 18, 2009

 Lion House Dinner Rolls
  • 2 cups warm water (110 to 115° F)
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, shortening, or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 5 to 5 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

In large bowl of an electric mixer, combine water and dry milk powder, stirring until milk dissolves. Add yeast, then sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on low speed until ingredients are wet. Increase mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups flour; mix on low speed until ingredients are wet, then for 2 minutes at medium speed. (Dough will be getting stiff, and remaining flour may need to be mixed in by hand.) Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix again until dough is soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff. (It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour.)Scrape dough off sides of bowl and pour about one tablespoon of vegetable oil; work oil all around sides of bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so it is covered with oil. (This helps prevent dough from drying out.) Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. Sprinkle cutting board or counter with flour and place dough on floured board. Roll out and shape as desired. Place on greased or parchment-lined baking pans. Cover lightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place until rolls are doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Bake at 375° F for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned. Brush with melted butter while hot. Serve with honey butter or raspberry honey butter. Makes 1 1/2 to 3 dozen rolls, depending on shape and size of rolls.

Note: You can freeze shaped rolls for later use. Simply double the amount of yeast used when making dough. After the first rise, shape the rolls but do not rise again. Instead, place rolls on a baking sheet and immediately place in freezer. When dough is frozen solid, remove rolls from pan and place in a plastic bag, squeeze excess air out of bag and seal. Rolls can be frozen for 3 weeks.

 

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread

thanks

I got this recipe sweet-tasting cornbread recipe is from my friend Shauna, who got it here.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

World’s Best Dinner Rolls

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” –Paulo Coelho

This recipe makes 24 rolls – Recipe source
Ingredients
  1. 2 c. whole milk (if you’re in a pinch, you can use 2%, but whole is best. Don’t use 1% or skim)
  2. ½ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  3. 1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) butter
  4. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  5. 2 packages active dry yeast (or 4 1/2 tsp.), preferably bread machine yeast
  6. 2/3 cup warm (105-115-degree) water
  7. 8-9 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 3 beaten eggs
Instructions
  1. Combine milk, 1/2 c. sugar, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to lukewarm. I usually rub some ice cubes along the sides of the pan or pop the entire pan in a sink full of ice cubes to cool the mixture down because this step can take forever. This step is really important because if the mixture is too hot, it will kill the yeast.
  2. While the milk mixture is cooling, dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes. If the yeast hasn’t bubbled, you’ll need to repeat this step–moving on with yeast that hasn’t been activated properly will only end in heartache for you and hate mail for us.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 c. flour and milk mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Add yeast mixture and beat on high for 3 minutes.
  4. Add beaten eggs. Why should you beat your eggs first? Same reason you should combine your dry ingredients before adding them to moist ingredients when making cookies and cakes–it ensures everything is well-mixed and can be evenly-distributed through your dough or batter. If you add the whole eggs, your dough may not be as consistent.
  5. Stir in as much remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. This dough should be very soft–it will be coming away from the sides of the bowl, but it will still stick to your finger when you touch it. Don’t worry, it will firm up during the rising process. Part of what makes these rolls so good is that they’re so soft and light; if you add too much flour, they will be heavy and dense. Place the bowl in a warm place and cover with a clean towel; allow to rise 1 hour.
  6. Punch down dough. Lightly flour your work surface and turn dough out onto surface. Divide in half.
  7. Spray 2 9×13 glass pans with cooking spray. Roll first portion of dough into a rectangle and then cut it into 12 equal-sized pieces. I like to use a pizza cutter because it has a blade on each side, so it cuts right through dough without sticking to the blade. This dough should be very easy to work with, almost like playdough. Shape each piece into a ball and place in prepared pan. Repeat with remaining dough in the second pan.
  8. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. When dough has about 15-20 minutes to go (depending on your oven), preheat oven to 375.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden-brown.
  10. When done, remove from oven. Rub a stick of cold butter over the tops of the rolls.

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Memphis Beat's photo.

It only seems as if you’re doing something when you worry. — Lucy Maud Montgomery

I got this recipe off a friend’s Facebook page.  Click here for what looks like the original source.

AMISH CINNAMON BREAD
No kneading, you just mix it up and bake it.
Batter:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Cinnamon/sugar mixture:
2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Directions
Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased loaf pans (1/4 in each pan). Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan. Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. or until toothpick tester come clean.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.